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ArtView: Red Letter Day

ArtView: Red Letter Day

Art View By Jim Christiansen It’s a red-letter day, we’ve reached the red tier, there is hope for the holidays. Thanksgiving this month, but this year you will have to wait for ModShop 2021. Red tier status does mean more opening of museums and galleries, so you will find Mistlin Gallery open limited hours, mask […]

By November 4, 2020 Read More →
MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MODESTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT  VIRTUAL CONCERT NOVEMBER 18 MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO), led by Music Director Ryan Murray, will open its 45th season with a virtual concert on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature both MSYO orchestras performing pieces including Pachelbel’s Canon and Bizet’s […]

By October 29, 2020 Read More →
Strut Performing Arts

Strut Performing Arts

Strut Performing ArtsOn Site Winter Session 2020Classes begin Monday, November 2nd!    DRUM ROLL PLEASE …We are opening for our Winter  2020 Session ON SITE!! After careful consideration and guidance from local officials, SPA developed a weekly schedule that we feel would best suit our students and will allow our dancers of all ages / levels, […]

By October 28, 2020 Read More →
VirtualPerformingView

VirtualPerformingView

Virtual PerformingView By Chris Murphy We are in uncharted waters now for the performing arts. Some of our local companies are doing some wonderful live performances, that are streamed to audiences. Upside is that maybe more people can experience these shows, but the downside is that the beauty of live performances is the audience feedback. […]

Art View: Ever-Evolving ARt

Art View: Ever-Evolving ARt

Art ViewJim Christiansen For October and November, the pandemic has knocked out two Annual favorite art events until 2021. Stanislaus Artist Open Studio scheduled for October 10 and 11, has been rescheduled to April of next year. ModShop posted that 2020 event has been cancelled, to resume in 2021. One art event that will take […]

By October 3, 2020 Read More →
MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURING RYAN MURRAY AND DON GRISHAW MODESTO, CA –The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a free virtual event featuring MSO Associate Conductor and Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) Music Director Ryan Murray and MSYO conductor Don Grishaw on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm. The live event will feature performances by Ryan […]

By September 17, 2020 Read More →
PerformingView – Closed Curtains

PerformingView – Closed Curtains

PerformingView By Kaye Osborn A Time to Close the Curtains in September But will leave a light on the stage Honestly friends I was hoping entertainers would be able to perform live shows by now, but it looks like many venues have shuttered until spring 2021. Everything is up in the air until an effective […]

By August 28, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
PerformingView

PerformingView

PerformingView A Virtual Time to Perform in August By Kaye Osborn It’s been a long intermission hasn’t it? Who knew the virus would continue to surge and change our landscape so drastically? You will be amazed how many are offered on-line. Many of our local performance venues are streaming virtual shows. Gallo Rep., Prospect Theater, […]

Art Alternatives

Art Alternatives

Art View: Art AlternativesBy Jim Christiansen      Well into Summer, and well into the pandemic age.  Galleries and shows were recently open for a short time in July, with show openings, classes, that again are rescheduled, postponed or cancelled.  Many of us have created masks or purchased them from artisan, crafter and artist friends. I have been […]

By August 2, 2020 Read More →
ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: A.J. DeMello Comedy Special available on Amazon Prime Everybody knows that to be a good comedian, you need three things: A sense of humor, horrible self-esteem, and reliable transportation. Well… 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Local comedian A.J. DeMello comedy special: I Didn’t Drive Here Either is now available on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/3jeYVSY […]

By July 21, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

Unplugged View: Opera In Open Airby Aaron Rowan Signs of musical life are returning to downtown, and my opera friends are getting in on the action where some of the best action has been unfolding. Award-winning Modesto favorite Patty Castillo Davis and her bandmates have already given two outdoor concerts on the green of the […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July! By Monica Barber It’s just July and summer is in full swing! This month always includes a lot of fun and sun. As Ms M attempts to stay cool with an iced tea from the Queen Bean coffee house on this hot day, she knows that the current climate includes a […]

By July 2, 2020 Read More →
ArtView: Summer Solstice

ArtView: Summer Solstice

Art View: Summer SolsticeBy Jim Christiansen      I am writing my column on the eve of the Summer Solstice. Summer is upon us.  Working no this during the Covid19 virus season is not a bright and sunny task to find out who and what’s re-opening? what is scheduled, rescheduled, or online for our local artists and […]

ArtView – Starting to Open Up

ArtView – Starting to Open Up

Art View By Jim Christiansen With the limited opening up of Modesto, it’s not quite a June swoon in the art scene, and not yet the summer blast of art openings, open galleries and festivals. Still, there is art news this month, encouraging for the summer months in the age of social distance. Artists around […]

UnpluggedView: The Kids Are Alright

UnpluggedView: The Kids Are Alright

Unplugged View: The Kids Are Alrightby Aaron Rowan Three months without a live music experience. That I have not committed seppuku with my musical saw by now is one of life’s minor miracles. More than anything, I’m hankering to get back to featuring the next generation of vocal stars of our area who have become […]

By June 2, 2020 Read More →